South African Airways flights to Germany to operate on schedule
JOHANNESBURG. 26 March 2014. South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that its flights to Germany will depart as per normal schedule today, following the announcement of a pending ground handler strike affecting Frankfurt and Munich.
The airline wishes to further advise customers that although SA260 departing tonight 20h30 to Frankfurt, and SA264 departing 21h20 to Munich will depart as per the normal schedule, customers will be able to disembark on arrival, but the baggage and cargo on these flights are expected to be offloaded as from 14h30 and subsequently delivered to customers.
SA261 from Frankfurt to Johannesburg and SA265 to Munich will depart as per the normal schedule on Thursday, 27 March.
Customers with onward connections from Frankfurt and Munich may be affected due to the non availability of aircraft positioning during the strike period. They will be rebooked, or should they wish to do so, find other ways of transport such as by train, or car. Customers with onward connections are advised to contact the operating carrier during the day to check flight availability.
Customers without Schengen visas will have to remain in the transit area.
For more information customers can visit www.flysaa.com and click (at the top of the page) on the travel advisory: “Strikes at Frankfurt and Munich airports”.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, operates to 40 destinations worldwide.
In its domestic market SAA has an extensive schedule operating 554 flights in total per week between Johannesburg – Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, from its Johannesburg hub, as well as code-shared flights between Lanseria – Cape Town and Durban. SAA offers more frequencies than any other airline in South Africa.
Regionally, SAA offers 24 destinations across the African continent including Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.
SAA’s international network creates links to all major continents from South Africa through 10 direct routes and code shares, with daily flights from Johannesburg to London (Heathrow), Frankfurt, Munich, Mumbai, Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Washington, and Sao Paulo. SAA has codes share agreements with 29 other airlines across the markets it serves. The airline has extended its code share agreement with Mango, its low cost operator, to also include coastal cities in South Africa (between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George), as well as Johannesburg – Bloemfontein; Cape Town - Bloemfontein and Cape Town - Port Elizabeth.
SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC).
SAA is a Star Alliance member which offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for eleven consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on-time airlines.
For more information contact:
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